Assynt, situated on the west coast of Scotland is home to stunning scenery and wildlife

Welcome to Assynt Field Club

While COVID-19 (Coronavirus) remains a threat, it is vital that we all follow the latest advice from Health Protection Scotland in order to prevent the spread and transmission of infection.

It is still possible to continue observing and recording our wildlife, but please remember to do so from the safety of social distancing.

Even if you are not confident about being in company it is still possible to see and hear a lot of the natural world around you. A daily dose of bird song for example can go a long way in helping our mental health at this time.

We will continue posting new sightings, articles and photographs.

Keep safe.

 

Welcome, please allow our website to be your route to discovering and enjoying the amazing wildlife and wild spaces that can be found throughout the parish of Assynt. Located on the west coast of Sutherland in the Highlands of Scotland Assynt contains some of the most breath-taking scenery you will encounter from deep sea lochs to pristine beaches and magnificent mountains.

The variety of species which can be spotted in this unique area, whether birds, bugs, dolphins, fungi, plants or whales never fails to inspire both the casual and more experienced observer; if you are travelling the North Coast 500 for example, over 45 miles of which are in Assynt, stop with us a while, take time to appreciate the wider landscape and you never know what you might discover if you let our nature in.

We record and document a large number of wildlife sightings every year and each and every one helps enhance the knowledge and understanding of the nature of Assynt. You too can play a part in this by simply sending us your sightings either via the reporting form on this page or by email.

Whether you just want to browse our site, plan a visit or make use of the increasing amount of raw data which will be added over the coming months you are sure to find something of interest and we hope that you will visit us again to discover more about Assynt’s wildlife.

Report a Sighting - Assynt only

Sightings outwith Assynt cannot be used

Recent Sightings

Long-tailed Duck

single winter plumage male on Loch Dhrombaig (DAH). This was a different bird from the one in Clashnessie Bay the day before, it was female. Photos Gallery - Birds (23/10)

Whooper Swan

18 flying over Ardvar garden (Beccy Garvey) (23/10)

White-tailed Eagle

single bird drifting over Glendarroch/Baddidarrach, on the north side of Lochinver (Chris and Fran Barley) (23/10)

Long-tailed Duck

single bird, Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (22/10)

Harbour Porpoise

three animals Clashnessie Bay (DAH) (22/10)

Common Dolphin

17+ very active animals off Clachtoll (DAH) (22/10)

Curlew

17 birds over Clachtoll (DAH) (22/10)

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